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Kirtley fears Moores appointment

James Kirtley
Kirtley fears facing a stronger Lancashire in the championship

Sussex bowler James Kirtley feels Lancashire will be formidable opponents this summer after the appointment of Peter Moores as coach.

The former England coach led Sussex to their first County Championship title six years ago.

Kirtley told BBC Southern Counties Radio: "On a personal level, it's fantastic for him to be involved in county cricket.

"On the flip side, Lancashire are going to be that much stronger opponents."

He continued: "Peter brought energy, an environment of challenge. Players would challenge to improve, they weren't allowed to cruise they weren't allowed to stand still.

"They were always looking, not just to develop personally, but the team as well.

"I'm sure Lancashire will be quite excited, what's nice as well is for a county to appoint an English coach. It's great for everybody."

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see also
England captain Pietersen resigns
07 Jan 09 |  England
England name Moores as new coach
20 Apr 07 |  England
Moores named England Academy boss
14 Apr 05 |  England
Sussex win title
18 Sep 03 |  Cricket
Moores elevated at Sussex
13 Feb 03 |  Sussex
Sussex keep Moores
12 Aug 02 |  Counties

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